Friday, November 8, 2019

I have moved. Follow me, won’t you?





I am happily nesting in my warm, new home on the Wordpress platform. The champagne has been popped, everyone’s had their finger foods and I’m getting down to doing some really good writing.

Dearest reader, won’t you visit? 

My new permanent address: wittybean.com

Come soon! Our coffee’s getting cold!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Girls and Boys and all that noise!



In a curious case of reverse gender inequality, someone asked this question recently. Why is it considered acceptable to say “we want a baby girl”, or even “gender doesn’t matter”. If one wants a baby boy, is it still taboo to express that?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A Season of Suspense.



When the days get colder and strange things lurk at the periphery of your vision. You pull your sweater close, because know it's winter. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

He's finally here!




I live in a joint family. My in-laws, my MIL’s mom, my BIL and his wife and my husband and me. So 7 adults, plus my 2 kids and one crazy puppy. Most days it’s not as intense as it appears, because we’re well adjusted and know our boundaries. Plus the house is large, and everyone has their space to hang out or sulk in. The icing on the cake is that my BIL’s wife is my younger sister, Krithika (BIL and my behna met at my wedding and got married 7 years later), so that makes it even sweeter.